Australia native Jack Doohan gets to experience his first time racing a car in his home country this weekend when Formula 2 visits Albert Park for the first time.
Ahead of the weekend, the Alpine junior has spoken about how special it is to have a home race, “to actually be going somewhere where the crowd are Aussies, the fans are Aussies, and everyone there are my people in a way, it will be special.”
The Aussie also acknowledges he must not get too excited about racing at home for the first time, “I think it’s important to treat it like any other race.”
But, with a new circuit comes new challenges and this can prove tricky for the teams and drivers alike.
“It’s going to be a quick adaptation, it’s not like the Formula 1 teams who have plenty of data from going to Albert Park before.”
Doohan has an idea of what he thinks the track will be like with the F2 cars, “it seems like it going to be quite harsh on the tyres, especially with the tight final sector. So, depending on which stage of the race you’re in going down into Turn 1 with the DRS zone might be a good overtaking opportunity.”
We will see how the Invicta Virtuosi Racing driver gets on this weekend when Formula 2 heads down under for the first time.
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